A KVATowned Food City store in Louisa Ky puts turnips at eye level so they stand out Many customers choose root vegetables to cook in their slow cookers

A K-VA-T-owned Food City store in Louisa, Ky., puts turnips at eye level so they stand out. Many customers choose root vegetables to cook in their slow cookers.

Supermarkets get back to their root vegetables

Retailers are building eye-catching displays of turnips and beets  and rutabagas — and customers are buying more of them

With everyone from Oprah to Dr. Oz touting the health benefits of beets and other root vegetables, the whole category is attracting new attention.

Even as more consumers eagerly give even turnips a chance, industry experts say retailers have been slow to put roots in the spotlight. But not all of them.

At a Louisa, Ky., K-VA-T-owned Food City store, produce director Lequite Perry said turnips are big right now, and she’s making sure customers see them.

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